Details for Global Resource Consumption and Security

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: GEO203
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Stephen Codrington


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Global Resource Consumption and Security

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Identify significant trends and patterns in relevant data-rich articles, and explain the significance of these patterns and trends
  2. Describe the water, energy and food resources in one area, show how these resources are managed, and critically analyse the interdependent relationships between water, energy and food that are significant in the area’s resource management
  3. Critically assess the potential impact of climate change on the water-energy-food nexus in one area
  4. Explain in detail how the circular economy (a) tries to replicate the efficiencies of natural ecosystems and (b) reflects principles that are distinctively Christian
  5. Describe the workings of the circular economy in one enterprise or urban centre, identifying any leakages
  6. With reference to the four sources of value creation identified in the circular economy model, prepare a plan to improve sustainable use of resources in one enterprise or urban centre that includes recommended courses of action to redress issues identified as problematic for the selected area.

Subject Content

  • Global trends in resource consumption
  • Global patterns and trends in resource use
  • The water-energy-food nexus
  • Global networks and flows of resources
  • Global interactions and resource use
  • Resource stewardship

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Onsite
  • Online

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Data Review and Critical Reflection (20%)
  • Minor Essay (30%)
  • Major Project (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided